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Beta thalassemia

Introduction: Beta thalassemia

Description of Beta thalassemia

Beta thalassemia (medical condition): Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by...more »

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Beta thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Beta thalassemia: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Beta thalassemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Beta thalassemia, or a subtype of Beta thalassemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Beta thalassemia as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Beta thalassemia as a Disease

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